"Poetry is my cheap means of transportation. By the end of the poem the reader should be in a different place from where he
started. I would like him to be slightly disoriented at the end, like I drove him outside of town at night and dropped him
off in a cornfield."
....Billy Collins. 1997. The New York Times. 30 November.
Here you will find definitions of selected poetry forms, along with examples.
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